FYI - International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Graduate School Webinar Series The IIRP announces a series of live, web-based seminars about topics in restorative practices, hosted by experts from the IIRP’s training and consulting division: informative, interactive 90-minute sessions on topics relevant to educators and child and youth serving professionals. (Future webinars will feature guest hosts.) Cost: $40 per person. Responding to Bullying with Restorative Practices May 11, 2010, 3:30-5PM EDT Pre-registration required. Register online: http://www.iirp.org/training_registration.php?trainingId=87&websiteId=&t... or call (610) 807-9221. Presenters: • Bob Costello, IIRP Director of Training & Consulting • John Bailie, IIRP Assistant Director of Training & Consulting Bullying has become far too common in schools today, and its consequences can be tragic. Many programs try to prevent it, with varying results. What do you do when it happens anyway? You empower those who have been harmed, by means of supported, face-to-face meetings with those who have harmed them, and you widen the circle to include everyone who has been affected. Prohibiting such face-to-face meetings only ensures that that next time these parties cross paths no responsible adult will be present, and more bullying will result. The webinar will also address: • how to identify bullying, a very specific power dynamic • the harm in labeling children as bullies or victims • bullying fallacies and controversies SaferSanerSchools: Whole-School Change Through Restorative Practices May 25, 2010, 3:30-5PM EDT Pre-registration required. Register online: http://www.iirp.org/training_registration.php?trainingId=88&websiteId=&t... or call (610) 807-9221. Presenters: • Bob Costello, IIRP Director of Training & Consulting • Steve Korr, IIRP Trainer and Consultant Learn more about the IIRP’s SaferSanerSchools (SSS) program, an effective way to achieve lasting whole-school culture change that builds relationships between students, staff and parents, improves student behavior, reduces violence and bullying and creates a sense of community. The webinar will also address: • the SSS comprehensive two-year school implementation program • how the SSS program customizes plans based on a schools’ needs and goals • how the SSS program achieves 100% staff participation in restorative practices The IIRP is a graduate school and a world leader in restorative practices, granting master’s degrees and training tens of thousands of educators, children- and youth-serving and criminal justice professionals worldwide.